PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit, $2.6 Billion Catholic health system based in Vancouver, WA, is seeking a collaborative leader that will serve as Chief Medical Officer for their Northwest Network. The Chief Medical Officer, Northwest Network (CMO) is a member of the local Executive Team in Bellingham, WA and participates in the design and development of the organization’s strategic plan and vision. The CMO, Northwest Network also works closely with the Director of Quality in a Physician/Administrator dyad relationship to lead quality, patient safety and patient experience in the community and collaborates with key stakeholders to ensure the facilities stay compliant with regulatory requirements.
Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer of the System, with a close working partnership with the Chief Executive for the Nortwest Network, this CMO is a physician executive who represents clinical practices for the executive team and works closely with Medical Staff leadership/committees, PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) executives and providers to ensure alignment with strategic initiatives. Northwest Network responsibilities include: PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, WA; PeaceHeatlh Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, WA; PeaceHealth United General Medical Center in Sedro-Wooley, WA and PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center in Ketchikan, AK.
Responsible for clinical quality improvement, patient safety and regulatory and accreditation projects/concerns within assigned communities.
In conjunction with system colleagues, Community Executive Team and Leadership Council; responsible for ensuring established medical practices express PeaceHealth mission, vision and organizational standards.
Participates in the planning, organization, and administration of general and medical policies and procedures in the hospital by membership in a variety of committees.
In support of Quality Director, co-chairs the Quality Management Committee – supporting development of the Quality Plan for the community, actively recruiting medical staff engagement and prioritizing work with other executives. Collaborates with local and system Quality committees to ensure alignment.
Actively engages in Patient Safety support and initiatives, Root Cause Analysis as appropriate, and assuring credible action plans are resourced and completed. Participates in system patient safety committees to share best practices and ensure follow up in local community.
Serves as a liaison between senior leadership and the medical staff.
Participates in annual strategic and operational planning for the Community in conjunction with annual strategic and operational planning for PH system.
Please direct CVs and inquiries to: Jennifer Schaulin, Vice President, MillicanSolutions LLC, at: 682-223-5782 or Jennifer.Schaulin@millicansolutions.com. All inquiries and referrals are treated as and will remain highly confidential without your prior approval.
PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.
Candidate qualifications include, but are not limited to: MD or MD/PhD who is eligible for medical licensure in the state of Washington; a minimum of 5 years’ recent clinical practice; minimum of 10 years’ experience of high level healthcare leadership; experience leading and/or partnering in multidisciplinary teams; successful experience with redesign or process work, including community wide implementation and up-to-date knowledge of changes in healthcare, emerging clinical methodologies and standards are all required.
PeaceHealth based in Vancouver, WA is a not-for-profit, $2.6 Billion Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers, a laboratory system and 10 medical centers. PeaceHealth was founded in 1890 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace to fill a need for health care se...rvices in the Pacific Northwest. The Sisters shared financial and personnel resources to open new hospitals. They shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship in fulfilling its Mission.